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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Actions Speak Louder Than (Duplicated) Words: Recording Risk Assessment Findings

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is seeking views on proposed changes to its generic guidance on risk assessment. The proposals emphasise that a risk assessment need not be a separate standalone document but can instead be evidenced by existing records and management processes which do the same thing. This could prove to be quite a significant – and for many, welcome – clarification on the ground.

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The Gig Economy

“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate.

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Designed And Built - JCT Design & Build 2016 Is Here!

Amanda Gibb

Last month saw the release of the JCT Design and Build 2016 contract. The headline changes from the 2011 form relate to payment, insurance and performance bonds/parent company guarantees. The purpose of the changes was to simplify the provisions and provide greater flexibility in the contract. In summary:

  • the payment provisions have been streamlined with the aim of clarifying the Construction Act requirements for payment.

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